I’m heading to Florida tomorrow evening for a long (and long overdue) vacation. I arrive about midnight and then 12 hours later I’ll be one of the vendors in the Indie Craft Bazaar: Let It Sew at Revolution Live in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
I’m so excited to be participating in my first craft fair in my hometown and hope that I’ll make a killing (or at least some extra cash for enjoying my stay!) I’m a natural extrovert and so I love meeting people and talking to them about my work, and no matter how long I’ve been doing it, it’s always a rush to sell something that I’ve made. But, whenever I’ve participated in these types of events, my favorite thing by far is always seeing what kinds of stuff other people are making and selling. The coolest thing about the indie crafts/artisan movement is that there are so many interesting and different people, making all kinds of stuff. It’s truly inspiring and I’ve met some really wonderful artists (and people) while participating in and/or shopping at these kinds of events.
So, if you happen to be in the area, please come by for truly unique gift shopping. And even if you aren’t nearby, think about shopping handmade this holiday season. It’s a great way to support small businesses, talented artists, and your local economy.